BPW Foundation’s Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® Launches Women Veteran Focused Job Board

Partnership with DirectorEmployers Matches Veterans Skills with Available Jobs


Washington– Through a partnership with DirectEmployers, a leading nonprofit HR consortium of global employers, women veteran, military/veteran spouse, wounded warrior caregiver, and survivor of fallen service member participants in Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation’s Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® program can now access a state of the art military-focused job board that targets their unique skills and talents.

The free job board features a unique translation tool that assists Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® users in finding jobs related to their MOS/MOC code, in addition to other job search parameters such as location, keyword and company name. Program participants can gain entry to the job board directly through the Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® website

“Our partnership with DirectEmployers strengthens our commitment to empower women by providing them with the tools and support to find jobs in today’s increasingly competitive job market,” said Deborah Frett, Chief Executive Officer of BPW Foundation. “We are excited to incorporate this tool in Joining Forces Mentoring Plus®, and our partnership with DirectEmployers also provides a platform to showcase jobs from our corporate partners committed to hiring transitioning military, veterans, and spouses.”

Bill Warren, Executive Director of DirectEmployers Association commented: “As a veteran myself, I understand the challenges that transitioning military personnel and their spouses face when searching for civilian employment, as well as the additional difficulties women veterans face. The Association is honored to support BPW Foundation’s effort to find meaningful employment by providing our nation’s heroes with a direct connection to military-friendly employers via an exclusive .JOBS site.”

About Direct Employers

DirectEmployers Association is a leading nonprofit HR consortium of global employers that was formed to assist in the sharing of ideas, incorporating of best practices, and research and development of technology where labor practices are concerned. Through this consortium, business standards are shaped and technology is used with respect to the diversity that is reflected in the various cultures embodied global workforce. Our recognized expertise in compliance, recruitment and cost effective technology enables our members to reach the largest, most diverse pool of quality job seekers worldwide.

About Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® and BPW Foundation

The legacy of Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation began in 1919 to support workforce development programs and workplace policies that recognize the diverse needs of working women, communities, and businesses. Through its groundbreaking research and as a convener of employers and employees, BPW Foundation strives to redefine today’s workplace by encouraging partnerships to create successful workplaces that embrace and practice diversity, equity, and work-life balance.

Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses Mentoring Plus® offers unlimited free personal coaching and professional guidance— including working women mentors—for women veterans of all ranks and eras, military/ veteran spouses, caregivers of wounded warriors, and survivors of fallen service members to help them successfully identify, outline, and pursue civilian careers.

To learn more, visit http:www.bpwfoundation.org. To enlist in Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® as a member, mentor, subject matter expert, or mentee, visit www.joiningforcesmentoringplus.org.